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today putters happily in his workshop in nevato. a trip to yosemite was a trip to a true wilderness where there were no crowds because nobody could get there. getting there involved negotiating mountain passes where the driver could expect their cars to boil over and stop every few miles. motorists often needed that tow service. >> we had a couple of camps into yosemite just for the purpose of assisting cars. when the car overheats the cylinders expand. it slows up the engine really. you know when they head up they boil over. >> there were 35,000 members in the california club when conway started working. there are about 4 million today. >> when we come back on a second look. they're hidden below ground and few know they are there until something goes wrong. the web of pipelines right underneath your feet in the bay area. >>> tonight on a second look oil in california, whether it's gasoline, jet fuel the products that leave our land go into the cars and planes. that means thousands of miles of buried pipeline beneath the bay area. it's likely you don't see them, think about them or
: in the 1930s and 40s only a few hard core skiers knew about a mayse called squaw valley. a pristine wilderness near lake tahoe. in 1946 a young mustered out gi named cushi th-rbgs g visited the place with his wife. his friends wouldn't let him go home he says because they needed four people to play bridge. while the others went skiing, cushing sat and looked at the valley. >> i sort of thought to myself, gosh suppose you could live out here or something like this. a beautiful valley that it is. subject to think about. i'm a city boy i was in the city. and there was a first time i ever came here. and simply because i had to be the fourth at bridge. >> reporter: today at the age of 88. adam cushing can look out his window at the ski resort he built from scratch. a very advance lift network, swimming pools, bars and restaurants at both the top and bottom of the restaurant. tennis courts, an ice rink, a ski school with 300 instructors, in short a recreational empire. but back in 1946 when cushing mentioned to his wife justine the idea of starting a ski resort. she thought he was crazy. still he ke
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